This simple coconut cake recipe is loaded with coconut flavor and a moist, tender crumb. This easy to make bundt cake is perfect for weeknight company.
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 cups flaked coconut
- 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup cream
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut
Preheat the oven to 325 F.
Grease a bundt cake pan and set aside. I would suggest using Bakers Spray or butter/flour instead of cooking spray.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs one at a time, combing completely after each addition.
Mix in the sour cream and coconut extract.
Using a rubber spatula, fold in the baking powder, flour, and coconut until just combined.
Allow the cake batter to sit for 5 minutes.
Pour into the prepared bundt cake pan and bake at 325F for 45-60 Minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
Remove the pan from the oven and cool the cake in the pan, on a wire rack, for at least 25 minutes.
Remove the cake from the pan and place back on the wire rack to cool completely.
To make the frosting, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream, and coconut extract until smooth.
Drizzle the frosting over the cooled cake, and then sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Keywords: Bundt Cake Recipe, Coconut Cake Recipe, Simple Cake Recipe